Implant Crowns

With many different types of dental treatments available, you can be sure to find the one that is right for your current dental challenges. Many implants can be attached to the jawbone or the skull for the purposes of installing a new artificial tooth or crown, a bridge, or many other versions of orthodontic appliance. The following are some of the most common forms of implant to address a variety of issues.

Why Should You Choose Implant Crowns?

These types of dental implants are the ideal choice for anyone who loses a tooth for any reason. Since it is typically anchored into the jawbone, an endosteal implant closely mimics the natural look, feel, and functionality of a normal tooth.

Benefits of Implant Crowns

The biggest benefit to these implants is their ability to be surgically implanted directly into the jaw. Doing this ensures the tooth is firmly anchored in place, reducing the risk of rejection or failure. These types of implants typically last longer than other alternatives on our list.

Even more attractive to potential patients, endosteal implants are the most common type available so more dental health professionals are familiar with the implantation process

Are Crowns the Best Implants For You?

Every individual situation is different, so in order to decide if these implants are the right fit for you, consider this: Endosteal implants can actually help to promote regrowth of the bone around the implant, offering greater bone density and a more secure anchoring position for your new tooth.

Are You A Good Candidate For Implant Crowns?

You may be a good candidate for an implant as long as you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be in good health. This includes oral health. You must be free of any periodontal diseases and your gum tissue should be in good health.
  • You need to have suitable bone density in the jaw.
  • The jawbone must be fully matured.
  • Dentures are not an option for you.

When Do You Need These Implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may want to entertain the possibility of replacing them with endosteal implants.

What are the Effects of Implant Crowns after the Process?

It is recommended that you avoid using any tobacco products after you have received an implant. The healing process is an important component of getting an implant crown put in. You will need to allow yourself anywhere from a few weeks to a a few months to allow for the surgery to heal properly and new bone growth to occur in the jawbone.

Implant Overdentures

This option is very similar to our previous type of implant with one major distinction – implant overdentures are usually removable while All-on-4’s are designed to remain a permanent fixture in the mouth.

Why Should You Choose Implant Supported Bridges?

The process for having a traditional bridge fitted into the mouth includes having the teeth on either side of the space prepared for crowns. So the bridge can be affixed to those teeth. But this process can be stressful or even damaging to these otherwise healthy teeth. It can lead to further problems in the future. But an implant supported bridge is connected to a set of abutments instead of your good teeth

Benefits of Implant Supported Bridges

The use of implanted abutments helps to ensure the bridge is held in place, so it looks, feels, and works like your natural teeth. In addition, the implants that are placed into the jawbone help to reduce any further bone loss as if they were the roots of normal teeth.

Are Implant Supported Bridges The Best Implants For You?

If you are in the market for a dental bridge, you would do well to consider an implant supported bridge instead. They have greater reliability, they are easier to clean, and you can increase your overall oral health.

Are You A Good Candidate For Implant Supported Bridges?

Just like most of the other implant options on our list, you are a good candidate for implant supported bridges if you have sufficient jawbone integrity and density. However, if you do not, you could be after having a bone graft operation performed.

When Do You Need Implant Supported Bridges?

You need  an implant supported bridge when you’re seeking a permanent option for the replacement of missing teeth, you want to retain the teeth you still have in your mouth, and you want to promote bone growth through direct stimulation with artificial roots.

What Are The Effects Of Implant Supported Bridges After The Process?

After the abutments are implanted and the bridge put in, you can expect your smile to be restored, your ability to chew and speak will improve, and you can even re-calibrate your bite so that it evenly distributes pressure when you chew. Traditional bridges can also cause your remaining teeth to shift out of position from holding the appliance in place. You need not worry about that happening with an implant supported bridge.

Implant Overdentures

This option is very similar to our previous type of implant with one major distinction – implant overdentures are usually removable while All-on-4’s are designed to remain a permanent fixture in the mouth.

Why Should You Choose Implant Overdentures?

You may be inclined to consider overdentures if you already wear normal dentures. They are secured in place with anywhere from two to four implant posts. From there, the new overdentures are connected and held in position without any shifting or irritation resulting from movement.

Benefits of Implant Overdentures

You can enjoy the same benefits as you would with All-on-4 implants. This option is designed to replace any missing teeth with an implanted root that is installed into your jawbone. So if you are accustomed to wearing dentures, you can choose overdentures as a permanent and dependable alternative.

Are Implant Overdentures The Best Implants For You?

Anyone who wears dentures might complain of a loose fit. They may not feel secure in the mouth and the wearer might be worried about functionality. Common issues related to speech, sores, and eating often arise from dentures that are not held  tightly in place. But with overdentures, these i

Are You A Good Candidate For Implant Overdentures?

Potential candidates for overdentures face many of the same criteria as other types of implants. Anyone interested in having overdentures put in need to be in good overall health and free of any major illnesses that might hinder the healing process. In addition, there must be enough healthy jawbone available for surgically installing the implants.

When Do You Need Implant Overdentures?

Perhaps the most compelling reason for having implant overdentures is the feeling of security they offer. You also have the option of choosing fixed or removable options. The former offers a more natural aesthetic to emulate the look and feel of real teeth, while the latter is sometimes easier to clean. But the appeal of both is found in the knowledge that your dentures will remain in place at all times.

What Are The Effects Of Implant Overdentures After The Process?

For normal denture wearers, the effects will feel almost immediate because adhesives and suction will no longer be part of the experience. Adhesives can be messy, tough to use, and expensive over time. Traditional dentures can interfere with your ability to eat. But with implant overdentures, the days of keeping your dentures in place with adhesives are over.

All-on-4 Dental Implants

This type of implant is intended for patients who require all of the teeth to be replaced along the entire gumline. This can be done across the upper or lower gumline. The teeth are removed across the dental ridge to make space for the full denture. Scans and X-rays are performed before surgery, where the locations of the implants are decided to ensure total stability of the denture.

Why Should You Choose All-on-4 Dental Implants?

Choosing this type of implant requires that only four posts are surgically installed into the gumline. The denture is designed to attach to those four posts and replace your full row of teeth.

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

What patients like most about All-on-4 implants is the capability for having one long-lasting implant instead of removable dentures. The implant looks and behaves more like natural teeth, which makes it easy to clean and there’s no need to worry about the usual problems that come with dentures. The implant won’t come loose or fit incorrectly, it’s built to stay firmly in place.

Are All-on-4 Dental Implants the Best Implants For You?

If you are are missing one or more teeth, All-on-4 implants could be the best option. This is particularly helpful for patients who might have had their teeth impacted by gum disease or extreme and repeated dental infections. For people who need implants, loss of bone in the jaw can restrict which options are suitable. But going with All-on-4 implants can help to reduce or inhibit deterioration of the jaw.

Are You A Good Candidate For All-on-4 Dental Implants?

Those who do best with All-on-4 implants are patients who are missing a large portion or even all of the teeth at the dental ridge. Much like some other implant options on our list, All-on-4 implants require that potential candidates have strong enough jawbone integrity and gum tissue to properly support the implants to ensure full success.

When Do You Need All-on-4 Dental Implants?

If you are seeking an option that requires less surgery and recovery time as well as an option that is less expensive than replacing teeth individually, then you might want to go with All-on-4 implants. This type of implant can also last for up to 20 years if cared for properly.

What Are The Effects Of All-on-4 Dental Implants After The Process?

While All-on-4 implants can improve your smile, replace missing teeth, and change your life, there is a drawback where this type of implant is concerned. They cannot be installed at the part of the mouth where the molars are located, which can impact and reduce the psi of your bite force.

The Surgical Process

In most instances, dental implant surgery is performed in a series of steps. In the event that you need a damaged tooth replaced with an implant, that tooth is first extracted. Next, your jawbone will be prepared for a bone graft procedure.

Bone grafting is valuable and necessary part of the surgical process because it provides a more secure surface upon which the implant is to be introduced. Tooth loss and trauma typically results in bone loss. Grafting helps to replace what has been lost while regenerating bone in order to maintain the correct contour of your facial structure. Without first performing a bone graft, the affected area of the jaw will start to deteriorate.

Understanding Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is achieved by taking a piece of bone from a part of the jaw or even some other area of the body and attaching it to the region of the jaw where the dental implant surgery will be performed. In some cases, a piece of bone material can be obtained from an outside source such as an animal or cadaver. Both of these options tend to be less traumatic and are viable alternatives for avoiding additional surgical procedures on a patient.

Once the graft is completed, a patient should expect the healing process to take anywhere from six to nine months in order for the bone to fully assimilate to the jawbone and provide a strong base to support a dental implant.